List of Pi Kappa Alpha brothers

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This is a list of notable alumni of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity


Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Nolan Bushnell Founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese's [1]
Doug Ducey Delta Tau Former Chief Executive Officer of Cold Stone Creamery, Arizona State Treasurer [citation needed]
Brian Kevin Turner Epsilon Omega Chief Operating Officer of Microsoft [1][2]
Jeff Taylor Theta Mu Founder, [1][3]


Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Dick Armey Jamestown College U.S. Representative and Majority Leader from Texas [1]
Charlie Crist Delta Lamda Former Governor of The State of Florida [1]
Thad Cochran Gamma Iota U.S. Senator from Mississippi [1][4]
Everett Dirksen Delta Sigma U.S. Senator from Illinois [1]
John Nance Garner Sigma 32nd Vice President of the United States [citation needed]
Harry R. Houston Iota Speaker Virginia House of Delegates [5]
Jon Kyl Gamma Delta U.S. Senator from Arizona [1]
Nicholas Lampson Epsilon Kappa Former U.S. Congressman from Texas [1]
John Augustine Marshall United States Federal Judge from Utah [5]
W. Robert Pearson Sigma Former United States Ambassador to Turkey (2000–2003) [1]
Edward A. Pease Delta Xi Former U.S. Congressman from Indiana [1]
Pat Roberts Alpha Omega U.S. Senator from Kansas [1]
Karl Rove Alpha Tau Former White House Chief of Staff [1]
Pete Sessions Alpha Omicron U.S. Representative from Texas [1]
Strom Thurmond Eta Alpha U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 103rd Governor of South Carolina [1]
Oscar W. Underwood U.S. Senator from Alabama [5]


Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Walter Lynwood Fleming Upsilon American historian of the South and Reconstruction [5]
E. Gordon Gee Alpha Tau President of West Virginia University [1]
Kenneth T. Jackson Delta Zeta Jacques Barzun Professor of History and the Social Sciences at Columbia University, Editor-in-Chief of The Encyclopedia of New York City [1]
Samuel H. Smith Alpha Sigma Former president of Washington State University (1985–2000) [1]

News, Art, and Entertainment[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Dan Bilzerian Alpha Eta Poker Player, Social Media Figure [citation needed]
Erik Courtney Iota Lambda Bravo TV personality Newlyweds: The First Year [citation needed]
Rick Dees Tau Host of The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 Countdown [1]
Mason Gamble Iota Pi Actor Dennis the Menace [1]
Ted Koppel Alpha Chi Nightline Anchor ABC [1]
Tim McGraw Eta Omicron American country singer and actor [1]
Ken Ober Theta Mu Game Show Host [1]
Jim Parsons Epsilon Eta Actor The Big Bang Theory [1]
Greg Pitts Zeta Pi Actor Movie Office Space [citation needed]
Jeremy Piven Delta Omicron Actor Entourage [1]
Jon Stewart Gamma Host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show [1]
Eric Stonestreet Alpha Omega Actor Modern Family [1]
Brian Tyler Iota Pi Composer Iron Man 3, The Expendables [citation needed]
Scott Van Pelt Delta Psi Anchor ESPN [1]
Matt Winer Alpha Nu Anchor Turner Sports, formerly SportsCenter [1]
Morgan Woodward Beta Mu Actor Dallas, Cool Hand Luke [1]


Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Kent Bazemore Zeta Iota Professional Basketball Player, Atlanta Hawks [1]
Bobby Bowden Alpha Pi Former Head Football Coach Florida State [1]
Pat Bowlen Beta Omicron Owner, Denver Broncos [1]
Bob Bowman Delta Lambda CEO North Baltimore Aquatic Club [1]
Marvin O. Bridges Rho All-Southern college football player, minor league baseball player, and head coach for University of Florida [6]
Chad Clifton Zeta Offensive Tackle, Green Bay Packers [1]
Matt Doherty Beta Zeta Former head men's basketball coach at Southern Methodist University [1]
Guy Dennis Alpha Eta Former professional football player for Cincinnati Bengals and Detroit Lions [1]
Jeff Feagles Gamma Omega NFL Kicker, University of Miami [1]
Jimbo Fisher Delta Lambda Head Football Coach Florida State [1]
Gus Frerotte Gamma Upsilon Quarterback NFL [1]
Jason Fox Gamma Omega NFL Lineman, University of Miami [1]
Horace Grant Eta Alpha Professional Basketball Player [1]
Hubert Green Delta Lambda Professional Golfer [1]
Todd Hays Gamma Upsilon Bobsledder and Olympic Silver Medalist [1]
Jeff Ireland Theta Nu General Manager, Miami Dolphins [1]
EJ Manuel Delta Lambda Quarterback Buffalo Bills [1]
Colin McCarthy Gamma Omega NFL Linebacker, University of Miami [1]
Bill McCartney University of Missouri Former football coach for CU-Boulder, founder of Promise Keepers ministry [1]
Chris Myers Gamma Omega NFL Lineman, University of Miami [1]
Kyle Orton Beta Phi Quarterback NFL [1]
Steve Prefontaine Gamma Pi Track and Field Hall of Fame [1]
Howard Schnellenberger Gamma Omega Football coach (winner of 1983 NCAA National Championship), University of Miami [1]
Frank Sinkwich Alpha Mu Heisman Trophy Winner, University of Georgia [1]
James Southerland Alpha Chi NBA Forward [citation needed]
Kevin Stallings Beta Phi Head Basketball Coach, Vanderbilt University [1]
Gino Torretta Gamma Omega Heisman Trophy Winner, University of Miami [1]
Eric Winston Gamma Omega NFL Lineman, NCAA All-American University of Miami [1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. "Prominent Pikes". Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  2. ^ East Central University. "Notable Alumni". Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  3. ^ UMass Amherst Greek Life. "UMass Amherst Greek Life Letter to Parents" (PDF). Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Ole Miss cheerleading squad". The Washington Post. January 8, 1999. 
  5. ^ a b c d Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities 1920 edition, page 306
  6. ^ Verner M. Jones. "The Editor's Desk". The Kappa Alpha Journal 21 (5): 639.